German Film Week 2022 © Design: Karim Farah

22 – 29 Sep, 2022
8th German Film Week 2022

The Goethe-Institut, in partnership with Metropolis Art Cinema, is thrilled to invite you to the 8th edition of the German Film Week.

International Relief Fund © Goethe-Institut Libanon

International Relief Fund

Around the world, cultural life has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The International Relief Fund, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut, the Federal Foreign Office and other partner institutions, supports organisations from culture and education in many countries and thus makes an important contribution to structural preservation and artistic freedom, critical discourse and social diversity.

1000 Scores. Pieces for Here, Now & Later

1000 Scores. Pieces for Here, Now & Later, a project by Helgard Haug, David Helbich and Cornelius Puschke, is an online performance space that presents new scores from various artists on the website


This Is Not Lebanon: Festival for Visual Arts, Performance, Music and Talks

Within a short period of time, Lebanon has experienced a fourfold catastrophe: the revolution of October 2019 that came to a standstill, hyperinflation due to the free fall of the Lebanese lira on the currency markets, the explosion in the port of Beirut on 4 August 2020 and finally the pandemic.

suspended © Petra Serhal 2020

Suspended Between the Second and the Third Kiss

A Choreography by Petra Serhal

Within the framework of an International Co-Production Fund of the Goethe-Institut in the field of theatre and dance, the artist Petra Serhal presented her performance Suspended Between the Second and the Third Kiss after nearly two years of postponement. From 16 to 18 July 2021, the premiere of the performance took place in Bremen at the Schwankhalle, shown as part of the contemporary dance festival Tanz Bremen


We are excited to launch the first phase of Mirath:Music, a regional touring sound-exhibition about the cultural heritage music in North and Northeast Africa and West Asia. For more information, please klick here!

 Logo: Nancy Naser Al Deen © Goethe-Institut

Art Evolution

ArtEvolution is designed to provide a young generation of artists and cultural practitioners in and around the field of performing arts with an adequate pedagogical and critical infrastructure to pursue their artistic practices.

Berlin-Beirut: Live Discussions on Theatre and Performing Arts

On the initiative of Nidal Al Achkar, the Al Madina Theatre Beirut, in cooperation with Rabih Mroué, Matthias Lilienthal and the Goethe-Institut Lebanon, initiated a mini-festival for interested theatre students and theatre makers in Beirut.

RUYA ©Goethe-Institut/Ruya

Multimedia magazine RUYA

RUYA (Arabic for “vision” or “perspective”) is the multimedia magazine of the Goethe-Institut in the Arab countries in North Africa and the Middle East. RUYA gives voice to the countless perspectives in the region on current cultural and socio-political issues.

FANTASMEEM © Goethe-Institut Libanon


FANTASMEEM fosters Creative Entrepreneurship and encourages knowledge sharing as well as collaborations in the Lebanese design industry. The program consists of four independent modules as well as several accompanying activities targeting designers, design startups/entreprises and makers.

Menschen sitzen in einer Reihe und nehmen an einer Kunstperformance teil © Alia Haju

Laboratory of Arts

Syrian artists need support, especially in exile. Therefore the Goethe-Institut Lebanon is cooperating the Syrian organisation Ettijahat – Independent Culture and providing cultural grants for artists.

Dialog und Wandel © Goethe-Institut

Transformation & Partnership

The Goethe-Institut, funded by the Federal Foreign Office, enhances future prospects and promotes participatory decision-making in Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt through projects in the fields of culture and education.

German Traces in Lebanon © Goethe-Institut Libanon

Traces of Germany in Lebanon

The project shines a light on the history of German-Lebanese interactions and shows that encounters between Lebanese and German people are part of a shared past.